Manhattan Monday 43 – Grand Central Station

NYC - Window and ceiling detail.

NYC – Window and ceiling detail.

A beautiful building. Even the ceiling. Constellations are in pink on the green background.

If you are in New York City, drop in, even if it is just for a few minutes.

NYC - A beautiful building.

NYC – A beautiful building.

 

 

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Manhattan Tuesday 42.5 – Taxi!

New York City

New York City

New York City

New York City

Tomorrow we are traveling by plane to Calgary, Alberta. We arrive at 3:00 am our time the next day – though it will only be midnight in Calgary.

I hope there are as many taxis outside the airport as we saw in New York City. We will definitely be looking for one to whisk us to our hotel.

The next day we will be picking up a rental car and touring through the Rockies and the Okanagan Valley and on to Vancouver.

I have prescheduled a number of posts from trips to Manhattan and Cuba while we are away. But I will be taking lots of photos.

Bon voyage.

Manhattan Monday 42 – Fashions

New York City

I wasn’t looking at what folks were wearing but these five young women caught my eye.

Rear View.

Rear View.

 

She'd be right at home with that plaid shirt in my neck of the woods.

She’d be right at home in my neck of the woods with that plaid shirt.

 

 

 

Working girl. Not THAT kind of working girl.

Working girl. Not THAT kind of working girl.

 

Medium Brown Bag

Medium Brown Bag

All photos taken September 9 or 10, 2014.

Manhattan Monday 40 – Historic Seaport

The South Street Seaport  (and here for Wikipedia) is a going concern in Manhattan where Fulton Street meets the East River.  It  includes Pier 17 and buildings around and landward of it. It appears from the website link that it will look very different by 2017.  I must visit again!

South Street Seaport Museum

South Street Seaport Museum

In 2014 there was a museum, some nautical craftwork and a ship, the name of which I did not note. We tend to be walking tourists rather than gawking tourists so we didn’t go into the museum.

South Street Seaport Museum buildings

South Street Seaport Museum buildings

The sign reads: "WORK IN PROGRESS - Figurehead for the ...." and the rest seems to have been rubbed out!

The sign reads: “WORK IN PROGRESS – Figurehead for the ….” and the rest seems to have been rubbed out!

A ship in need of a figurehead?

A ship in need of a figurehead?

On the riverside itself, near the ferry terminal, was this service, positively reinforcing the idea of carrying your own water bottle.

East River water station.

East River water station.

Manhattan Monday 38 – Wild Edibles

We did stop to eat when in Manhattan!

Wild Edibles on 3rd Avenue New York City

Wild Edibles on 3rd Avenue New York City

In fact we’ve been to Wild Edibles twice – once in 2015 and once in 2014. We ate at their old location on 3rd Avenue near East 35th Street which, according to Yelp, is now closed. They also have a seafood market and a wholesaler and, according to the web site, a new restaurant location, but with a rather different menu.

Coming, as we do, from Atlantic Canada, with fish and shellfish fresh and readily available, we don’t often go to fish restaurants when we travel. They just don’t stack up.

I had sardines for an appetizer – something I had not eaten for years.

Sardine starter, Wild Edibles, New York City

Sardine starter, Wild Edibles, New York City

We split a larger fish for our main course but I’m ashamed to say I don’t remember what it was. Sea bass?

One fish, half gone.

One fish, half gone.

Manhattan Monday 37 – People at Work

More pictures from June 2015; these of construction and work sites seen from the top of a Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour that began in lower Manhattan, crossed the Manhattan Bridge, and circled Brooklyn.

New York City - We were told to wave by the bus driver! The worker in the middle of the photo waves back!

New York City – We were told to wave by the bus driver! One of the workers waves back!

Pole Painting, Brooklyn

Pole Painting, Brooklyn

In the next picture you can see the Williamsburg Bridge in the background. It’s one of the bridges I didn’t cover in previous posts on New York City Bridges: the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Ed Koch/Queensboro .

Brooklyn from the elevated access to the Manhattan Bridge.

Brooklyn from the elevated access to the Manhattan Bridge.

New York City - from the elevated off ramps of the Manhattan Bridge.

New York City – from the elevated off ramps of the Manhattan Bridge.

Manhattan Monday 36 – Harlem Crossing Too

 

 

Church of St Thomas the Apostle: Harlem Crossing Too

Church of St Thomas the Apostle: Harlem Crossing Too

The Church of St. Thomas the Apostle is a closed Roman Catholic parish church in New York City that has been threatened with demolition and has been the subject of a debate about the preservation of a landmark.. The church is located at 260-262 W. 118th St., at the corner of St. Nicholas Avenue, in Harlem.

We checked out the exterior which has posters saying they are open – but according to the web link above, it has been closed since 2003. It looks as though it was – and is – beautiful, but it is in need of much restoration. The picture was timed to catch this young family crossing the street.

Harlem Crossing One was last Monday but because both Crossing One and Crossing Two were scheduled I can’t provide the link. (I’m in Havana this week on a photo workshop!)